What fonts did GW use in their publications?


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Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:15 pm

Re: What fonts did GW use in their publications?

Zhu Bajie wrote:... not quite enough to create forgeries of rare Citadel flyers and sell them on eBay for massive profits...


:lol:

Thanks for the extra information, I found it very interesting.
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Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:53 pm

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What the hell happened to that thing?! I remember being close to winning over Thants... 8-)

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Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:22 pm

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Phreed - I think we're still waiting for you to put your turn in! Lol! If there's interest we can resurrect it.

Back on topic, the main page-chapter headings in Rogue Trader are ITC Serif Gothic

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Which is the same font as used in 1st /2nd Talisman

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and laso appeared on He-Man toy packaging in the 80s.

Note that very cool variant rounded "E" on the Talisman box. Seriously I've got tonnes of notes on this stuff in half written blog-posts...
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Post Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:38 pm

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Zhu Bajie wrote:Seriously I've got tonnes of notes on this stuff in half written blog-posts...
A nerd! Get him!!!

Oh... Oh, wait.

Never mind. =)

Nice additions Zhu! Your knowledge in this is impressive, but not unexpected. =)

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Post Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:17 pm

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You should see the pulling power that an encyclopedic knowledge of 1980s gaming typography has on the ladies. Mine gott, it's like The Axe Effect.


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Bank Gothic

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Buy here: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/bank-gothic/

Oh, and I'd love to see anything people put together using this stuff...

With apologies to Barney Bubbles and the Ford Motor Company:

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Post Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:53 am

Re: What fonts did GW use in their publications?

Nice one, Zhu--although not sure if 'rouge' was intentional there!

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Post Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:51 am

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Yep, "Rouge" was intentional, but it's not quite working as a gag yet.
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Post Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:54 am

Re: What fonts did GW use in their publications?

Subtly change the colour of 'rouge' to red :D
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Post Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:03 am

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Might work! Wanted to keep it old-school black on blue, like...

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("Counters" and other RT subheads are a 'wide' or squashed Helvetica Black BTW)
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Post Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:12 am

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My circle of gaming mates routinely call it "Rouge" to the point where (outside of gaming) I have to double check that I don't use that word when I really meant "Rogue". Likewise "mans" not being the correct plural form of "man".

Still, even Leo Hartas does it sometimes...

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